Kausani – Switzerland of India

By- Shrabasti Anindita Mallik

Kasauni is a picturesque hill station famous for its 300 km wide scenic views situated at Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas, window to the snow-crested Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks.

Highly impressed by its beauty, Mahatma Gandhi had described this village as the ‘Switzerland of India’.

Kausani is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, who wrote some of his memorable poems in praise of this paradise on earth. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 14 days at the Anasakti Ashram while scripting his book titled ‘Anasakti Yoga’ town and fell in love with the picturesque of the hill station so much that he described it as the ‘Switzerland of India’.

Kasauni woods offer memorable nature walks. The place is bestowed with rich biodiversity and tea estate, spread out over 200 hectares. Visitors can enjoy various activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, camping, Museum Visit, shopping and Birdwatching. Some of the sightseeing places in the city are Gandhi Ashram, Baijnath Temple, Shawl Factory, Girihas Tea factory, Girihas Tea factory.

The summer months of April to June are considered as the ideal time for visiting the hill station. The weather of Kausani provides its visitors an escape from the hustle and bustle of highly crowded cities and offers them tranquility and peace of mind.